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Data Communications
Program Chair
Computer History
Cubicle dweller
Women in Computer
Membership Manager
Computer History Museum

Women in computing

History of User Interfaces to Computers
Associate Professor
IT University of Copenhagen

My name is Anker Helms Jorgensen, currently employed as Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen. In the last 1-2 years I've become interested in the history of user interfaces to computers. I've written a couple of papers on the topic (see one reference below), but they are from an internalist perspective. Coming from the computer science camp, I'm interested in getting to know the discourse of proper historians. I'm currently struggling with two sides of diversity in my project: creating a feasible bridge between a host of possible research questions and the vast amount of sources available. My background is an MSc in Computer Science and a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). I've been working as a systems developer, consultant, teacher, supervisor and researcher in User Interfaces, Usability and HCI for the last 30 years.

Reference: Jorgensen, A.H. and Udsen, L.E. (2005): From calculation to culture - a brief history of the computer as interface. In Jensen, K.B. (ed): Interface://Culture - the World Wide Web as a political resource and aesthetic form. Copenhagen: Samfundslitteratur, p. 31-52.

History of business computing 1950s 1960s
PhD Student in the History and Philosophy of Computing
Middlesex University

History and Philosophy of Computing, LEO Computers, Olivetti Computers, History of business computing in the 1950s and 1960s in Europe

Information, STS, China studies, HCI
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Data reuse
Assistant Professor

Data reuse, Biomedical computing, EMRs, bioinformatics, machine learning, AI

Graduate Instructor
Purdue University
Software evolution, preservation and interpretation
Senior Software Strategic Planner
Van Herck
PhD student
University of Luxembourg
University of Washington, Information School
Digital Assets Metadata Librarian
University of California Riverside
Software Preservation Group of the Computer History Museum

Paul McJones is interested in the history of computer software, particularly from a scientific and engineering point of view: the evolution of algorithms, abstractions, systems, languages, applications, etc. He is currently involved in collecting and preserving source code, design documentation, user documentation, etc., of historic software. As a founding member of the Software Preservation Group at the Computer History Museum, he has assembled several collections including the original IBM 704 Fortran/Fortran II compiler from the team led by John Backus, as well as extensive collections of Algol, Lisp, C++, and other languages and systems. From 1967 to 2009 he was employed in software research and development, including early timesharing and programming language work at U.C. Berkeley, functional programming and transaction processing at IBM Research, personal distributed computing at Xerox, Tandem, and DEC, and enterprise software at two startups. He and Alexander Stepanov published the book _Elements of Programming_ in 2009.

Department of Computer Science, Union College, Schenectady, NY

David Hemmendinger was a co-editor of the fourth edition of the Encyclopedia of Computer Science, a project that rekindled his interest in the history of science and technology. He has taught a course on the history of computing (Babylonian tablets to tablet PCs) as well as courses on programming languages, computer architecture, and algorithms. He is the Associate Editor-in-chief of the Annals of the History of Computing, in which he has published several articles, including one on an analog computer used in the dyeing industry. His current projects include research on the early history of concurrent programming techniques. Before getting into computer science in the early 1980s, he taught philosophy and worked on the history and philosophy of science.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Andrew L. Russell is Professor of History and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica and Albany, New York. Before joining SUNY Poly in 2016, he was associate professor of history and director of the Program in Science & Technology Studies at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He is the author of _Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and Networks_ (Cambridge University Press, 2014), co-editor (with Robin Hammerman) of _Ada's Legacy: Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age_ (ACM Press, 2015), and author of over a dozen articles and book chapters on the history of the Bell System, the American system of voluntary standards, modular design, and the history of computer networks such as Cyclades, OSI, the Arpanet, and the Internet. He is Chair of SIGCIS, an international collective of historians of computing and information.

Con Diaz
Computing and Intellectual Property
Assistant Professor, Science and Technology Studies
University of California, Davis

I am a historian of science and technology with a special interest in law and public policy, and I received a PhD in History of Science and Medicine from Yale University (2016). My first book, currently in progress, is a history of software patenting in the United States. My primary research interests stand at the intersection of the histories of technology, business, and law, but my broader interests include the history of epidemics and women, gender, and sexuality studies.

History of technology
Senior curator
The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology

History of Computing, Music Technology, Museums